Like a Rolling Stone

Composer: Bob Dylan       Original performer: Bob Dylan (1965)
First release: Stripped, November 1995

Recording location: L'Olympia, Paris, France (live) July 1995

CD-single 30th October 1995
Performed onstage: 1995, 1997-99, 2002-03


Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler & Lisa Fischer
Organ: Chuck Leavell
Harmonica: Mick Jagger


Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
Yeah, people'd call, say "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
They thought they were just kidding you

You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't walk so proud
Now you don't talk so loud
About having to be scrounging your next meal

How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Just like a rolling stone?

Come on

You went to the finest schools all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody taught you how to live out on the street
But now you're going to have to get used to it

You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp but now you realize
That he's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And he say "Do you want to make a deal?"

Yeah, the princess on the steeple, all the pretty people
Drink and think that they've got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts
You better take that diamond ring, you better pawn it, baby

You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags with the language that he used
Now, go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you've got no secrets to conceal